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Brooklyn Dark Matter - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: waltonc on 11-06-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 79
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap and the Amsterdam Alehouse in NYC. The beer they had on the menu was no longer on tap so I took one of these instead. This beer was a deep brown colored ale with a fizzy tan head on top. There wasn't much lacing really. The smell of the beer was sweet and malty, a little roasted also. The taste of it had a lot of sweet brown sugar flavors mixed with some roasted malt and what I think tasted like un-smoked cigar flavors. Very interesting brew here. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated but had a subtle smoothness to it also. Overall I liked this beer, it bums me out a little that it's been retired. Glad I got to try it!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Dark Matter

Appearance: dark brown, medium-small head, and good lacing.

Smell: grainy malt, slight hops, and banana.

Taste: banana, slight dark fruit, and grainy malts.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a good brew. The bananas can be tasted first followed by dark fruit. While not incredibly complex, this brew is well balanced and aged nicely. I waited almost a year before opening, yet I'm unsure how old it originally was.

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4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours dark brown win a somewhat thin tan head. Nose brings a good amount of depth with bourbon, roast, vanilla, and chocolate. He taste features bourbon and some oak along with roasted mmalt and chocolate. Hints of vanilla and booze. Good body with a nice boozy touch. Drinks quite well; really executed this concept quite nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from an event at Blind Tiger in '08. Considered batch 1 I assume.

Off white head with tightly compacted bubbles. Slightly transparent dark brown. Big whiskey booze in the nose. A lot more than the tap versions I've had. It might be offensive to some. Vanilla, coconut, and toasted oak. Interesting how the barrel takes over the whole aroma because of how the small the brown ale is. Smooth cocoa, oak, and vanilla flavor. As you get into it more the taste reminds me of whiskey barrel aged chocolate milk. The brown ale was given a great depth of flavor from its time in the barrel. No real alcohol burn to speak of because of the lower than usual abv for -bal aged beers. Thin mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is an experiment I'd like to see more.

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Brooklyn Dark Matter from Brooklyn Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.